IMPOSSIBLE VICTORIES: TEN UNLIKELY BATTLEFIELD SUCCESSES.

By: Perrett, Bryan.

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224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(O)n the battlefield unlikely success will occasionally come from a daring counter-attack, a small force charge against large forces, unexpected storming of apparently secure positions. In the ten examples in this volume (the author) takes the reader from the Peninsular War of 1811 to Vietnam in 1967, via colonial action and events from the World Wars." Includes: Albuera Counter-Attack; Battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane; Reliefs of Lucknow; Taking of theTaku Forts; Dargai; Storming of San Juan Ridge; Charges at Beersheba and Huj, Palestine; US Rangers at the Pointe du Hoe and Omaha Beach, D-Day; Struggle for Hill 112; Ngok Kom Leat and Hill 875 - South Vietnam. "The accounts portray the natural drama of warfare whilst incorporating all the detail required for a study of the strategies and tactics deployed." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, small tear (archivally taped) at top of rear hinge, creasing at top of spine.

Title: IMPOSSIBLE VICTORIES: TEN UNLIKELY BATTLEFIELD SUCCESSES.

Author Name: Perrett, Bryan.

Categories: Military - Post WWII, Military - American Revolution/War 1812, Military - Victorian Era, Military - World War II, Military - General,

Publisher: London, Arms and Armour: 1996

ISBN Number: 1854093142

ISBN Number 13: 9781854093141

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 24074

Keywords: Albuera, Napoleonic, War 1812, Chippewa, Lundy's Lane, Lucknow, Taku Forts, Boxer Rising, Dargai, San Juan Ridge, Cuba, Beersheba, Huj, Palestine, First World, I, US Rangers, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoe, II, Second, Hill 112, Dak To, Ngok Kom Leat, Vietnam War, Military Battles, Chance, Napoleonic Wars, Peninsular War, D-Day.,